Today I am joined by my buddy, fellow hunter, ecologist, and storyteller Mr. Charles Post. I was first introduced to Charles through Ben Masters and right from the get-go Charles and I have hit it off. Charles is just one of those people that have such a positivity about him that it radiates through in everything he does. Charles is U.C. Berkley trained ecologist that is also a hunter and we talk about how he went from being a vegetarian to being an advocate for hunting as a means to conservation. I had a great time chatting with Charles and it’s really fun to see someone becoming so hooked on hunting and especially elk hunting. Charles harvested his first elk with a bow this year and I think it is safe to say he is hooked for life. Hope you guys enjoy this conversation with Mr. Charles Post.
- Interview starts (4:30)
- The problem with grad school (10:30)
- The process of filmmaking (14:30)
- Go with your gut (20:30)
- Taking the next steps (24:30)
- Sky Migrations (27:00)
- How to catch a golden eagle (33:00)
- The Wolverine story (39:30)
- Grizzly bears in Montana (45:00)
- Describing your self as a hunter (53:15)
- What drives us to hunt (1:07:00)
- Killing our first bull elk (1:11:30)
- Heads on the wall (1:15:30)
- Hunting integrated with ecology (1:24:30)
- A billboard (1:29:00)
- Getting into hunting (1:33:00)
- Words of wisdom (1:40:45)
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